Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, November 3rd, 1997
Both cases occurred during 1994 in the state of Texas, reported the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia ("Malaria Surveillance - United States, 1994," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, October 17, 1997;46(SS-5):1-18).
Case 1 was a 59-year-old woman who received eight units of packed red cells. After she became ill with fever and disseminated intravascular coagulation, an examination of a peripheral blood smear showed the presence of Plasmodium falciparum parasites, with 7 percent of her red cells infected. ...
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